This transcript is automatically generated
Hiring legal and marijuana perfect song right it's still a new friends here and along with Pickens an unexpected and potentially costly issues.
Everything from how car insurance companies will handle people driving -- to -- -- close to crossing the street state lines with we'd.
So we have another money power panel today although we're gonna cotta pot power panel because you now.
We just like how the duration attorneys Joey Jackson we have Rebecca MacKinnon in the executive chancellor.
Notre Dame university -- -- Jones.
Joey start with you and and look at the issue of driving because somebody raise this issue -- of the day as our great story.
Talking about the fact that study show you don't drive as well when your -- really I know -- all shot behind it does seem time.
It is very -- Go for local authorities to enforce.
The -- yeah right let's it's a lot different because with alcohol you have this thing called a breathalyzer right you -- went to the tube and it comes up with some reading.
But what I think's gonna happen is what they do with alcohol also they're gonna say they stock you why -- usually eight predicate for the stop which is associated with bad driving you swerving on the road you're going to quickly so that's the predicate meaning that's what they stop you.
Then when they stop you they could say things like you had watery and blood shot eyes you had -- slurred speech you've seen they smelled the yachts the odor of marijuana video or Japanese bank not I would -- It's pretty gathering at the -- -- though Melissa is going to be how they test the level and the police can't just go and take your blood which is caught of course is the most effective -- But in the event that you hurt someone cause serious physical Andrea worst death.
Then they can draw your blood after a warrant and that'll tell the amount of mammograms in your system and that could strike that death knell to any defense.
Sort -- -- that even hard to prove her regulator or or set sort of a yardstick against I mean I'm told it's not the same as saying like your blood alcohol level point 08 anything about that you're guilty that would marijuana stays in your system longer.
Has different and impact on different people -- mean doesn't that make it even tougher for law enforcement.
It does stay in your blood so what they're concerned -- -- is that innocent people are going to be found guilty for driving under the influence.
And -- -- we had something called the drug recognition.
And they are used I'm and -- -- base is when somebody is pulled over prior what they believe place an alcohol.
Infraction it turns out with Chile was talking about when they -- into the act in tax and neater when it comes out 00.
So why are they dragging.
The way that they drove and why did they failed a field sobriety tests crack they must be under the influence of drugs which could include prescriptions.
And what's been happening -- drug recognition.
Is that we have been challenging their experts he east.
And it turns fact that we had somebody fun -- doctor Jack region -- -- From Johns Hopkins and everybody's heard about Johns Hopkins and he basically says he can flip a corny.
-- trend recognition experts are police not the series and they do not have the -- Hey maybe this should take care of that -- -- you say that you know using marijuana can improve your focus is that true.
Well well it's like what -- and under that what's for dinner and a focus as yet.
It can improve -- can and does improve focus but that's not always a good thing if you're behind the wheel of the car if -- you're not focus on actually driving.
There are several studies in some show that small amounts of candidates can improve performance -- some studies that show that it's detrimental.
Well we don't have is enough research on this subject.
-- -- to -- shore there's not a scientific tie between an anagram limit and blood levels to perform -- the way that we -- You have -- -- exactly what worries me we changed the law and and we haven't thought about.
All the possible negative extra nowadays it would come along with -- we haven't set a -- we haven't figured out how to deal.
With this problem with driving I mean how that insurance companies yeah I mean how about how that insurance companies that they.
You know say they don't want to give someone insurance because our medical marijuana user then immediately and I'm sure they'll be here with a lawsuit of some type I mean there's so many different things out there -- -- -- -- -- lawyers are well.
Lawyers -- talking about -- and I need one out.
Exactly right now the point is is that you actually right they could be the parade of marbles and it could be these unintended consequences that come about as a result of this the problem is of course is that where presupposes that as a result of this legalization people gonna be totally irresponsible however.
Even on presuppose that you can presume that because it's legal and more accessible there's a higher rate at a risk for people to now drive and -- impaired condition yeah I do think that ultimately right.
The law is ahead of the regulations they're going to be -- I don't now.
Now -- to catch up.
But did -- caught up as of yet to your point.
Iron and -- I mean another concern is what appear in a state where using marijuana is legal and then you cross the border to another state it's still in your system -- -- what can a lot video and -- case.
Well you do have to be very aware of the zip code that your in as well as the bad that pulls you over.
Unfortunately because of the patchwork of laws and regulations from state to state.
It it would matter if you were pulled over and say Oklahoma.
I you can go to prison for a very long time.
It's important to know where you are and what you're doing and behave responsibly under that state law and importantly if you're consuming.
Any drug could be at Canada's prescription drugs alcohol.
That you don't operate heavy machinery or drive immediately afterwards because this is about behavior on the road.
But we have to make sure that we're focused on the science of this issue not the scare tactics I want to point out.
That the transportation bureau tracks traffic fatalities with respect to marijuana.
And the numbers are so low in our emergency rooms as to be on reportable the people that want to smoke pot can get behind the wheel.
And what we need is research and an education campaign to ensure that the people that are under the influence short and I gotta consider running at now they -- of legalizing it in place is that the US is getting gross of the incidents is gonna grow we just have a lot more area out there to test what could possibly happen that makes me nervous as a driver -- back on -- the last word quick.
Well Melissa 101800.
People killed were killed from drinking in dragging another 40000 people die because of alcohol.
Tent as in 4400.
As in bag because -- smoking.
You know and they have -- numbers remain airline Aaron Coretta -- love you can overdose you -- -- cancer front it.
I I I I hear you're -- but we don't we don't add to any of those numbers anyone know -- they -- know rent reduction yeah.
Look passionate feeling is marijuana we alcohol I -- we I don't even now I think is collapsing on power panel you are -- -- fantastic and up -- come back bizarre.